The seawall on Paekākāriki Beach, which has been in place for 38 years, is to be replaced.
The current seawall has deteriorated to the point where it has needed regular maintenance for a number of years and would require a major upgrade to continue to effectively protect The Parade and other public infrastructure. The heavy seas in February 2017, which damaged a section of the wall and caused part of the road to crumble away, highlighted the fact that the structure is no longer effective.
After consultation with residents, the Paekākāriki Community Board and a community design group about the engineering, ecological, amenity and social aspects of a new seawall, a concept design was approved in August 2015. Resource consent for the seawall was granted by the Greater Wellington Regional Council in May 2016.
Details around the seawall design are now being developed release.
Residents will have the opportunity to provide comments on the detailed design at an information day later in the year.
When the detailed design has been completed and endorsed by the Community Board, we will put out a tender for the construction of the new seawall in mid-2017.
The seawall, expected to be completed by mid-2019, will be a combination of concrete, timber
and rock with a walk/cycleway at the top and upgraded accessways at regular
intervals along it.
This project was one of six identified as a priority for the district in the long term plan 2015-35.